Jess Endryx sees the code. Her ability got her fast-tracked into the NSA and then poached into the hottest cybersec startup for a six-figure salary.. She saw the Great Cyberwar up close as it destroyed the Internet in the last months before the Conservative Revolution put the West under harsh Russian rule. Now blacklisted and unemployed, she runs the most blocked social media server in what they now call simply the cybre: bofadeez.rocks.
Well, I learned something new today. About an entirely new genre of punk science fiction, only a few years old, called #solarpunk. And though I've considered myself a faithful bearer of the #cyberpunk spirit since at least 1992, even through the post-cyberpunk years, suddenly I discover I've departed from it and now hit all the solarpunk notes.
Here's a good introduction:
About my posts beginning
"#Spanner #amediting update:"
I guess I'll need an #introduction for those not following the thread on Twitter (which I admit is most people on Twitter). What follows is a thread I won't be crossposting there.
Right now I'm in the final stages of editing a novel called Spanner In The Works, first in a series of five called Chaos Angel Spanner, which (as the name should indicate) I originally planned as a manga back in my anime club days.
"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
Okay, I'll take a shot at this.
Also I use #Spanner for my novel series Chaos Angel Spanner.
Okay, I'm back after recovering from another wordless #NaNoWriMo. Now to take care of the backlog of people following me (i.e. follow)...
Oh yeah, one of the long-planned Chapter 36 scenes I finally wrote out last night involves Sia using her Charmer power to dispose of some of those recurring Wold Newton Universe villains, the Blackcoats, the "Evil Squirrel Girl" way, by having rats eat them alive in the NYC sewers. I see how Squirrel Girl's powers can be abused, and I had Sia abuse them.
Game devs need unions because no politician will ever make “hiring someone, relocating them across the country, then laying them off a week later” a fucking crime.
== Quoted ==
- There are people who started at Telltale as recently as a week ago.
- Some of those people have children.
- At least one of them relocated cross country
- A lot of the Telltale devs have families & children. And now they don't have a paycheck. Not even a severance paycheck.
Re last series of boosts: Maybe Neal Stephenson and Snow Crash heavily influenced my cyberpunk vision, but there's a reason I'm writing against capitalist statism (corporatism) in #Spanner In The Works. There's something very, very wrong about SC's ancap "utopia"...
@Pixley imagine getting merked for delivering a pizza late. imagine an armed conflict because two private highways intersect. what a shitty ass world
@ghost_bird yeah, there's a libertarian science fiction award and they keep giving it to him and I guess he keeps accepting it. It is very alarming that anyone would want to live in a world where the pizza delivery guy is killed if he doesn't get it there in time, but actions have consequences!
@Pixley There’s some evidence Stephenson thought the same, even though it’s presented as satire.
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